The Grotto

The Grotto at The Tasting Shed in Kumeu features a waterproof overhead canopy covering the partially enclosed, heated space. It is the perfect dining area for those times when it’s too warm or cool to dine outside, but your heart longs for the outdoors.

The space overlooks our park-like grounds and looks across to the produce garden from which many of our kitchen ingredients are sourced. The Grotto is, in essence, the best of both worlds, with its impeccable indoor-outdoor flow.

On days without booked functions, The Grotto contains individual tables. When the space is hired out exclusively for special occasions, guests can arrange an extended lunch (or dinner) with up to 30 others. When pre-arranged, you may supply your own audio system, so that you can tailor your own playlist.

Much like The Cabana, The Grotto offers you the option of personalising your event venue – if you can visualise it, we will almost certainly be able to cater for it.

Great News! The Tasting Shed is remaining open for the month of July!

And we're Celebrating with this one-of-a-kind event!

Presenting....For Pig's Sake - 4 courses of Generous Creative Piggery.
(See Flyer for details)

Seats are Limited to get booking now on [email protected]
 

For Vouchers Click Here

For the first time in The Tasting Shed’s history, we’re offering a special Winter Wedding Package with some of our favourite suppliers!

Click HERE for details

09 412 6454

Book a Table

Thurs (Takeaways and table service): 4pm - 7.30pm
Fri (Special events): 5pm til late

Sat: 12n - 9.30pm (Table service in 2 hours blocks)
Sun: 12n - 4.30pm (Table service in 2 hours blocks)
and Takeaways from 4pm - 7.30pm

Make a Reservation at Tasting Shed 2.0

Ready Shed Go!

The Tasting Shed 2.0 Takeaway edition: 

With two offerings so that you can get your Tasting Shed fix at home, or out and about. 

Ready Shed Go: Takeaway meals Tasting Shed Style for pick up and delivery

The Shed Picnic: A picnic box full of delicious bites to feed two people for a cruisy afternoon at the beach or a cozy evening in. 

1. How does it work?

It’s super easy.

  • Simply click on this link
  • Create an account
  • Place your order
  • Select pickup. Thurs - Fri: 4pm - 7.30pm. Sun: 4pm - 7.30-pm (Picnics available all day Saturday and Sunday)

2. So if I’m picking my food up, how does that work?

Simple! Once you’ve placed your order and paid online, we will prepare your food and have it waiting for you in 20 mins


3. Can I pay cash on pickup?

Sorry but no, we are not accepting cash payments for takeaway meals. 

4. Why can’t I order some wine or beer with my meal?

We don’t hold an off license for alcohol, so we aren’t allowed to offer this unfortunately. But there are some amazing local beer and wine companies collaborating on delivery, so we encourage you to use them!

5. Why aren’t you offering you usual menu?

As much as we would love to go back to normal, sadly many of our past shed dishes won’t travel well if they aren’t eaten within a short timeframe of our chefs plating them. We’d prefer to give you some shed classics that will still taste amazing even if they took a bit longer to be eaten

6. How many dishes should I order?

That depends on how hungry you are. We recommend 3 dishes to be shared between 2 people. So if you’re feeding a family of four, you might want to order a couple of the same dishes so everyone is enjoying the same meal or perhaps order all six dishes so that everyone gets to try a bit of everything. And don’t forget dessert!

If you are ordering our shed picnic, it feeds 2 people. 

The Sleeping Sheds
The Living Room
The Grotto
The Living Table
The Cabana

Weddings:

To view our wedding information, click here.

Functions:

To view our function information, click here.